EU Accession and UN Peacemaking in Cyprus by J. Ker-Lindsay

By J. Ker-Lindsay

This paintings strains the makes an attempt by way of the United countries to result in the reunification of Cyprus ahead of the island's accession to the ecu Union on 1 might 2004. as well as charting the process prior efforts to resolve the Cyprus factor, the publication recounts the direct discussions among the 2 facets from January 2002 via to April 2004 and analyses the explanations why the UN plan used to be rejected in a referendum.

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37 Furthermore, Gurel would have a virtually free hand in foreign policy as Turkey was by this stage fixated on the general elections that had been scheduled for early November. This was quickly reflected in the talks. In spite of the UN's continued hope that some headway could be made, the talks remained as deadlocked as ever. The only significant news from the round was the announcement, on 31 July, that Annan had decided to meet with the two leaders in Paris at the start of September. 38 Two days later, on 2 August, the fifth round of talks was brought to an end.

15 Rather unsurprisingly, the most outspoken opponents were the refugees. 16 Within days of the announcement it was difficult to find anyone prepared to be positive about the deal and voice support for the agreement. Those who did were careful to stress the wider considerations at play. In many cases, the argument was not that the plan was good, but that it was equitable and that the consequences of voting against the deal would be serious. As one Greek Cypriot put it, '[The UN plan] is like quinine.

37 Furthermore, Gurel would have a virtually free hand in foreign policy as Turkey was by this stage fixated on the general elections that had been scheduled for early November. This was quickly reflected in the talks. In spite of the UN's continued hope that some headway could be made, the talks remained as deadlocked as ever. The only significant news from the round was the announcement, on 31 July, that Annan had decided to meet with the two leaders in Paris at the start of September. 38 Two days later, on 2 August, the fifth round of talks was brought to an end.

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